Volunteers to be recognised at Pride of Reading Awards

October 12, 2017 by  

A volunteer at a luncheon club might win an award at a Reading-based ceremony.

Freda Buckner was present at the launch of the Sonning Common Lunch Club (SCLC). Almost three decades ago, Buckner began to run the show. Now over 70, she is a contender in the Pride of Reading Awards (PRA).

Newsletter printing within Reading might be used to record the achievements of those who attend the event. Karen Tarrant, the daughter of Buckner, nominated the dedicated volunteer for an accolade. Tarrant told Get Reading:

“Freda Buckner, my mum, deserves to win this award because she is so dedicated, kind and thoughtful, helping the elderly in Sonning Common and serving these lovely people for over 30 years by running a lunch club.”

Tarrant is also a volunteer at the club and the 46-year-old has been helping at her mother’s lunch club since she was a teenager. She explained how members of the club enjoy their lunches and how elderly people benefit from social activities which reduce loneliness.

The lunches are priced at £3.50 per person. However, coffee and tea are included in the price, while the meal consists of two courses. Residents of Sonning Common who are over 60 are made welcome when the club meets.

The Pride of Reading Awards ceremony will take place in November, and will be hosted by Chris Tarrant.

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